Inside de agriculture sector, we are able to find various large and strong machines, among them we are able to identify different types of trenchers, chain trenchers, wire and micro trenchers and wheel trenchers.
In this specific case, the present application is focused on the wheel trencher, as it is related to the application, where the elastic tire coupling may be installed.
The wheel trencher is composed by a metal toothed wheel. These trenchers are frequently used due to its efficiency and speed to manoeuvre. In addition to its capacity to make maintenance operations, wheel trenchers are able to cut harder soils than the chained trenchers and they are very versatile machines, considering their ability to work in hard and soft grounds. Wheel trenchers are commonly used to cut roadways with the aim of maintaining the roads in good condition.
What elastic coupling could be used to transmit the power to the toothed wheel?
Analysing the application, we are able to observe that this type of machine requires an elastic coupling so as to absorb the shocks and vibrations when the ground is cut, as it could be the roadway. In this particular situation, the UNEFLEX counts with an excellent performance taking into consideration its flexible capabilities and admissible misalignments.
Elastic tire coupling features for the wheel trencher application
The UNEFLEX is an elastic coupling able to transmit the gear power and at the same time absorbs big torque peaks, facing axial, angular and radial misalignments.
The elastic element, the tubber tire, protects the metallic components of the machine, by this way, in case of having a break, the tire is broken preventing any damage to the rest of the metal parts. Consequently, the elastic element can be replaced by a new one, in order to reuse the coupling.